Deepfakes could soon spread to affect satellite and GIS imagery researchers find

Deepfakes could soon spread to affect satellite and GIS imagery researchers find

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Earth imagery and mapping are important for all sorts of reasons, and there are real world implications if they’re manipulated.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Have you seen the latest deepfake...

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The first battery powered cargo ship is coming to Tokyo

The first battery powered cargo ship is coming to Tokyo

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The global shipping industry burns highly polluting bunker fuel and is one of the world’s biggest polluters and they’ve been given until 2050 to become carbon neutral.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my...

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SpaceX plans first orbital Starship test from Texas to Hawaii

SpaceX plans first orbital Starship test from Texas to Hawaii

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF This is the first SpaceX test to see whether flying people around the world at Mach 27 will be an achievable goal.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. A year or so...

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Amazingly Elon Musks massive Starship rocket is carbon neutral

Amazingly Elon Musks massive Starship rocket is carbon neutral

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As Elon Musk “tries to save the planet” on one hand, on the other people criticise him for SpaceX’s rocket emissions but there’s a twist to the story.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote,...

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Worlds first oblique detention engine could unlock Mach 17 aircraft

Worlds first oblique detention engine could unlock Mach 17 aircraft

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In the future everything is fast, really really fast …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. The future seems full of planes, trains, and even submarines, that can travel at supersonic or...

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Research finds energy and transports hidden global cost could be $25 Trillion

Research finds energy and transports hidden global cost could be $25 Trillion

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Pollution and other factors have hidden consequences on everything from our health to the environment, and those consequences have costs.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. The “hidden cost” of our largely...

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The UK’s first flying taxi SkyPorts will be built in Coventry

The UK’s first flying taxi SkyPorts will be built in Coventry

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Urban traffic congestion is clogging and polluting cities so some companies are looking to the skies.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. A year or so after Uber ran a competition to...

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Hobbyist takes his drone hoverboard onto the streets in viral videos

Hobbyist takes his drone hoverboard onto the streets in viral videos

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The weight to lift ratio of drones is getting better exponentially, and this wouldn’t have been possible just two years ago.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Los Angeles based digital creator...

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Futurist Virtual Fireside Chat: The Future of Transportation, P3

Futurist Virtual Fireside Chat: The Future of Transportation, P3

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Digital and exponential technologies are transforming every sector, decentralising services, and are having a major impact on the future of infrastructure planning and investment.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Firstly, thank...

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Transparent wood makes a splash in the car world

Transparent wood makes a splash in the car world

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We are inventing new materials all the time, and we’re also re-inventing old ones …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Recently a team of scientists from MIT managed to grow wood...

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Researchers used a worm brained AI with just 19 neurons to control a self-driving car

Researchers used a worm brained AI with just 19 neurons to control a self-driving car

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today’s neural networks are getting enormous and complex, this is the smallest ever example of a neural network that managed to control a self-driving vehicle.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Artificial...

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Hyundai’s walking flying autonomous car might be the future of disaster relief

Hyundai’s walking flying autonomous car might be the future of disaster relief

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We’re reinventing the car, and adding legs gives it a whole new dimension …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. When we think about the future of transport it looks like everything...

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This is what travelling in a Mach 1 Hyperloop might look like

This is what travelling in a Mach 1 Hyperloop might look like

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Most trains and transport systems are stuck in the 1800’s and 1900’s still, Hyperloop is a transportation system built for the demands of the 21st Century.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog....

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Quantum computers get busy helping BMW optimise its global supply chain

Quantum computers get busy helping BMW optimise its global supply chain

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Ultra-powerful quantum computers are perfectly designed to help solve optimisation problems, and most global supply chains are highly inefficient.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Back in 2019 Volkswagen became one of...

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The world’s first active duty military AI co-pilot just got its next mission

The world’s first active duty military AI co-pilot just got its next mission

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF First AI helped control aircraft avionics, then it took on missions, and it won’t be soon before it replaces military pilots altogether.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Recently Artificial Intelligence (AI)...

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China unveils the worlds fastest maglev train capable of 385mph

China unveils the worlds fastest maglev train capable of 385mph

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Trains are getting faster, and by the end of the decade they may be capable of Mach 3 speeds.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. China is a big country so naturally today...

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Saudi Arabia reveal plans for a 100 mile long car free city called “The Line”

Saudi Arabia reveal plans for a 100 mile long car free city called “The Line”

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The Line is a revolution in city building, designed from a blank slate with the future in mind it does away with alot of the problems that beset modern cities.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential...

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California utility finds a novel way to bring hydrogen energy to the masses fast

California utility finds a novel way to bring hydrogen energy to the masses fast

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Hydrogen has more than ten times the energy density of lithium Ion batteries, zero emissions, and nothing to recycle, but distributing it has been an issue until now.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote,...

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Moon Mark will hold the first remote control car race on the Moon late 2021

Moon Mark will hold the first remote control car race on the Moon late 2021

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF It’s fun, odd, it teaches kids to think bigger, and frankly why not …?   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Everyone wants to do something to the Moon it seems – from...

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Walmart will start using fully autonomous trucks to make deliveries this year

Walmart will start using fully autonomous trucks to make deliveries this year

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Even though the technology has been around for a few years now its taken companies a while to roll the technology out in anger.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Walmart, who...

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